Get Creative Have Fun Repeat

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That is all for today.

Oh and I have crossed 3 items off my to do list today.

If you follow along my business facebook page, you would have seen the to do list this morning. Working on item number 4 and found the Get Creative+Have Fun+Repeat image on my desktop. Catch you tomorrow for some spooky Halloween fun!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Day in the Country Paper Crafting Retreats

Sometimes, you just need to take a day in the country for yourself. Enjoy the crisp, fall air and sights around the pond at Cattail Retreats. Or perhaps work on holiday projects after the leaves have fallen and it feels more like winter is setting in.

Here is the view from the craft room…the bright light in the greenery is the pond which changes with each season.

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Here is what you will feel like after your day in the woods retreat…Ok, so this was after 3 days on the most recent October weekend retreat. Lots of sewing, scrapbooking, card kit making and decor crafts happened prior to this photo:)

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Our day retreat starts with a Card Buffet or Scrapbook with Me sessions or sign up for both activities. A seasonal lunch will be provided. Then, use the afternoon to work on your own projects. You will get your own table to spread out on for the afternoon.

Day retreats are Saturday, November 9th and December 7th. The event starts at 8:30am and ends at 5pm. It’s a 30 minute drive to Cattail Retreat in Poynette just to give you an idea that it’s an easy commute up the interstate. The house is about a mile from the interstate and is easy to find.

The cost depends on the activities you sign up for. Card Buffet only is $40. Scrapbook with Me only is $45. Sign up for both activities and the cost is $80. Price is per person and due to me by November 1st so I have enough time to prepare projects and reserve the space.

The website for Cattail can be found by clicking here.

Interested in retreating with us for the entire weekend? Contact me for details about the weekend retreats in February, August and October. Thanks!

Thanks and hope to share a day retreat soon with you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Twas the Night Before Stamp Expo…

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Twas the night before stamp expo pack up and all through the house, the supply tubs were stacked high, almost to the ceiling I dare!

The prep tables were a mess of snippets of ribbons, empty spool rolls, scraps of pretty patterned papers left next to Carl Cutter, he is my second boyfriend you know;)

Lots of self adhesive embellishments were cut apart, stuffed into kits, ready for the Card Buffets’ start.

The score board is worn out, markers placed at 4.25 and 5.5 inches. Where is the stylus? Stored right on the board for scores on one last minute design.

Fifteen packages of whisper white envelopes opened and how many whisper white cardstock packages cut down? I have lost count!

A few more hours to prep for scrapbooking class. My favorite themes: snowpeeps, fall and flowers. The time will go quick!

Now off to bed I go, otherwise I’ll risk punching lopsided daises, for the Tin of Cards class.

See you soon at the One of Kind Stamp and Scrap Expo in Madison!

original poem by Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

Introducing Day Paper Crafting Retreats

Sometimes, you just need to take a day in the country for yourself. Use a vacation day to enjoy the crisp, fall air and sights around the pond at Cattail Retreats. Maybe October 21st is the perfect day for your one day retreat in the woods.

Here is the view from the craft room…the bright light in the greenery is the pond.

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Here is what you will feel like after your day in the woods retreat…

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Here is what you might accomplish with your afternoon free time (if you are a sewer:).

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These photos are from the August weekend retreat with friends Dawn and her daughter Portia all the way from South Dakota, Katrina, Pauline and Me. I am sporting my new pajama pants that Dawn helped me sew.

Our day retreat starts with a Card Buffet or Scrapbook with Me session or sign up for both activities. A seasonal lunch will be provided. Then, use the afternoon to work on your own projects. You will get your own table to spread out on for the day.

The event starts at 10am on Monday, October 21st and ends at 6pm. It takes me 30 minutes to drive to Cattail Retreats in Poynette just to give you an idea that it’s an easy commute up the interstate. The house is about a mile from the interstate so easy to find.

The cost depends on the activities you sign up for. Card Buffet only is $40. Scrapbook with Me only is $45. Sign up for both activities and the cost is $80. Price is per person and due to me by October 7th so I have enough time to prepare projects and reserve the space.

The website for Cattail can be found by clicking here.

Interested in retreating with us for the entire weekend? We arrive on Friday, October 18th after 10am. You can stay through Sunday 3pm or add the extra Sunday night and day retreat on Monday. Contact me for details. Thanks!

Additional day retreats are Saturday, November 9th and December 7th. Arrive after 8:30am and depart by 5pm. Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the retreat date.

Thanks and hope to share a day retreat soon with you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Australian Snail Mail Delivery!

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Was I surprised when I received this card from Tracy! So much more surprised because she lives in Australia! It was a happy snail mail day!

Here is how I arrived at getting snail mail from Tracy. Stampin’ Up! convention gathers demonstrators from all over the globe. It is one of the perks of attending Onstage. During the 30th Anniversary Stampin’ Up! celebration in Orlando, we had a meet and greet with fellow demonstrators that are part of a facebook group I co-admin. We are all direct to Stampin’ Up!.

Tracy had traveled all the way from Australia to attend convention and took me up on my offer to attend the meet and greet. We have been conversing via Facebook since convention. She also is a hop stop on our monthly blog hop. Click here to zoom the current blog hop featuring a bling spotlight. You will hop all over the world without leaving the comfort of your chair including to Tracy’s blog.

Thanks Tracy for the happy snail mail! Looking forward to our continued friendship and shared support of our love of all things Stampin’ Up!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley